Robert Attenweiler is "one of the most talented poets writing for the theatre right now."
I moved to New York City from Ohio to study Dramatic Writing at NYU and have been living, writing and producing video and live entertainment in the city ever since. My plays have been seen in New York and around the country, my television and screenwriting has drawn praise for its rich dialogue and characterization, my copywriting has served brands both big and small, and my sports writing has broadcast my unique, engaging voice from places like right beside LeBron James after he wore an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during warm-ups to protest the death of Eric Garner.
I'm a proud member of the Lark Play Development Center, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting, and was once named "Person of the Year" by the New York Theater Experience, Inc. for leadership and commitment to independent theater in New York City. I was also the recipient of the 2015 Voices Inside/Out Playwriting Residency, in which I taught a week-long master class in playwriting to inmates at a medium security prison in Kentucky, furthering my commitment to bringing arts education to underserved communities.
Recently, my original TV pilot, LIBERTY FALLS, was named a FINALIST in the 2018 Austin Film Festival Script Writing Competition (AMC Drama Teleplay Pilot) and placed in the Top 1% (out of 2500 entries) in the 2019 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition.